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    Sea Power During World War I

    Professor Chuck Steele talked about the role of sea power during World War I. He spoke about the state of the British Grand Fleet and the activity of German submarines prior to the U.S.…

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    Experiences of Soldiers in World War I

    Gettysburg College History Professor Ian Isherwood talked about how World War One soldiers interpreted their war experiences. He used works by three writers to illustrate the ways soldiers coped with the…

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    Myths About America in World War I

    Professor Jennifer Keene talked about myths about America’s involvement in World War I, including the misconceptions that the U.S. was not involved in Europe prior to entering the war, or…

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    Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on…

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    Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

    William Walker talked about his book Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I, in which he recalls America’s 1918 offensive against…

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    The Great War

    Joe Sacco talked about his book, The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, in which he presents an illustrated account of first day of the World War I…

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    General Pershing and the Battle of Meuse-Argonne

    Mitchell Yockelson talked about his book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Mr. Yockelson focused on General “Black Jack”…

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    Send the Alabamians

    Nimrod Frazer talked about his book Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division, in which he recounts the history of the 167th Infantry Regiment during World War I. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    World War I Memorial Winning Design

    The design team of the national World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., talked about the ideas and symbolism behind its winning entry. The memorial commemorates the centennial of World War I and the…

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    Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America

    Jennifer Keene talked about her book Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America, about the doughboys of World War I and the impact they had on the future treatment of military veterans.…

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    World War I Memorial Design Announcement

    The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission announced the winner of an international design competition for a new national World War I memorial to be built in Pershing Park in Washington, D.C. The…

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    Interview on World War I Memorial

    Edwin Fountain talked about proposed designs for the World War I Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. The site is near the White House and within view of the U.S. Capitol.

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    America's Entry into World War I

    Professor Mary Dudziak talked about the events and politics behind America’s entry into World War I and its mixed support from the American people. From 1914 to 1917, under the leadership…

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    Q&A with Erik Larson

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the state of world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania. He spoke about the departure and…

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    Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

    Military historian Max Hastings presents a history of the first year of World War I in his book Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. He examines the diplomatic failings that led to the…

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    University of Wisconsin World War I Exhibit

    Skye Doney talked about the World War I exhibit, “World War I 1914: Then came Armageddon,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The exhibit chronicles the beginning of World War I on the Western front in…

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    The Guardians

    Professor Susan Pedersen talked about her book The Guardians, in which she recalls the internal debates at the Paris Peace Conference following World War I and the creation of the League of Nations,…

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    First Over There

    Matthew Davenport talked about his book First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I, in which he tells stories of the soldiers who fought in the…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Sergeant William Shemin and Army Private Henry Johnson for their actions on the French front during World War I. The…

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    Woodrow Wilson's Second Term

    Professor Margaret MacMillan talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s second term from 1917 to 1921. Once the U.S. entered the first World War in 1917, the majority of President Wilson’s efforts focused on…

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